Complete Definition of "pile"

see|pīle
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English

Most definitions taken from the public domain 1913 US Websterâs Unabridged dictionary

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-pile.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪl|-aɪl

Noun
pile

  1. A hair; hence, the fiber of wool, cotton, and the like; also, the nap when thick or heavy, as of carpeting and velvet.

#:Velvet soft, or plush with shaggy pile. —Cowper

  1. A covering of hair or fur.
  2. A large stake, or piece of timber, steel section pointed and driven into the earth or drilled and cast reinforced concrete, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a building, a pier, or other superstructure, or to form a cofferdam, etc.
  3. The head of an arrow or spear.
  4. heraldry One of the ordinaries or subordinaries having the form of a wedge, usually placed palewise, with the broadest end uppermost.
  5. A mass of things heaped together; a heap; as, a pile of stones; a pile of wood.
  6. A mass formed in layers; as, a pile of shot.
  7. A funeral pile; a pyre.
  8. A large building, or mass of buildings.
  9. A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding heat; a fagot.
  10. A vertical series of alternate disks of two dissimilar metals, as copper and zinc, laid up with disks of cloth or paper moistened with acid water between them, for producing a current of electricity; — commonly called Voltaâs pile, voltaic pile, or galvanic pile.
  11. The reverse (or tails) of a coin. (Obs)
  12. A hemorrhoid (usually it is in plural)

Translations
trans-top|carpet
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trans-top|hair
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trans-top|pillar
French: pile f
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trans-top|heap
Arabic: Arab|ÙÙÙ IPAchar|(kaum) m
Chinese: å  (duÄ«)
Dutch: stapel
Finnish: kasa, pino
French: monceau m, tas m, pile#French|pile f
German: Haufen m
Hungarian: halom
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Italian: mucchio m
Japanese: ç©ã¿éã­ (ã¤ã¿ããã­, tsumikasane)
Korean: 무ë기 (mudeogi)
Portuguese: pilha f
Russian: кÑÑа (kúÄa) f
Spanish: montón m
Swedish: hög c
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trans-top|battery
French: pile f
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trans-top|coin
French: pile f
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trans-top|hemorrhoid
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German: Flor m (2), Pfahl m (3), Spitze f (4)
Spanish: pila f (6,11)

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|pil|ing

  1. To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
  2. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; — often with up; as, to pile up wood.
  3. To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
  4. To add something to a great number.
  5. (of vehicles) To create a hold up.
  6. A structure supported on piled foundations

Related terms
funeral pile
pile bridge
pile driver
pile cap
pavilion
reverse

Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Bosnian

Noun
pile n

  1. chick

Category:Bosnian nouns


Croatian

Noun
hr-noun|g=n|pilad

  1. chick

Declension
hr-decl-noun
|pile|pilad
|pileta|piladi
|piletu|piladi
|pile|pilad
|pile|piladi
|piletu|piladi
|piletom|pilaÄu / piladi


French

Etymology
Latin pila

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /pil/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /pil/

Noun
pile

  1. heap
  2. pillar
  3. battery
  4. tail of a coin

Category:French nouns


Serbian

Noun
pile n

  1. chick

Cyrillic spelling
пиле#Serbian|пиле

Category:Serbian nouns

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